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Neul Debuts ATEX-Compliant White Space Communications System

Provides ubiquitous, non-line-of-sight networking even in hazardous environments.

Neul today announced the release of an ATEX-compliant NeulNET white space communications system designed and approved for use in hazardous environments.

NeulNET provides machine-to-machine or IP data communications to the oil and gas industry, petrochemical plants, drilling rigs and more.

The system, composed of the NeulNET 3010 base station, NeulNET base station controller and multiple NeulNET 401 Zone 2 customer premises equipment (CPEs) can provide long range, non-line-of-sight communications networks in potentially explosive, harsh, wet and corrosive environments. The entire system is controlled using the Neul OMC, an easy-to-use, comprehensive cloud-based operations and management system. The NeulNET system makes it easy for customers to set up and manage white space radio networks to support a host of applications that make up the Internet of things.

The NeulNET system communicates using TV white space spectrum: high quality sub-GHz UHF frequencies offering outstanding propagation characteristics. The NeulNET system is able to make use of all of these newly available radio channels, adapting modulation & forward error correction (FEC) automatically to provide the best possible throughput for a given communications link. This means that, unlike existing unlicensed systems, NeulNET is capable of long-range, non-line-of-sight (NLOS), ubiquitous wide area connectivity. By deploying or using a Neul cellular network, customers benefit from unrivalled geographic coverage, increased network capacity and dramatically reduced costs.

“We’re pleased to expand our range of NeulNET white space communications products with this ATEX-compliant CPE.”
Ben Peters, Vice President of Marketing at Neul, said:

“Providing effective communications technology for hazardous environments is critical for many of our clients. With a wide range of applications in varying sectors, from oil and gas to chemical plants, NeulNET communications systems help deliver safety and efficiency improvements by connecting with that which was previously unreachable and delivering resilience with existing communications technologies.”

Based on the Weightless™ standard for white space radio networking, it uses state-of-the-art techniques to filter out interference from powerful TV transmitters, while eliminating unwanted emissions that could cause problems for existing licensed users of the band. As a result, NeulNET can take advantage of the entire UHF TV white space band while complying with stringent FCC regulations.

The new ATEX-compliant NeulNET system is currently available for purchase and will be on display in the Neul exhibit, booth #120 at the Entelec Spring Conference in Houston April 9-11.

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